The Concluding Chorus of Alcestis

—πολλαὶ μορφαὶ τῶν δαιμονίων, πολλὰ δ᾽ ἀέλπτως κραίνουσι θεοί: καὶ τὰ δοκηθέντ᾽ οὐκ ἐτελέσθη, τῶν δ᾽ ἀδοκήτων πόρον ηὗρε θεός. τοιόνδ᾽ ἀπέβη τόδε πρᾶγμα.— Euripides, Alcestis, 1160 Many shapes belong to the divine, and many things beyond hope do the gods accomplish: The very things we have expected are not accomplished, but for the unexpected God finds a way. … Continue reading The Concluding Chorus of Alcestis

Where are We Going?: Images and Originals Part III

Photograph by Sebastian Wahlhuetter If you have been following this series, you may be wondering what this is all about. Does the renaming of ‘form’ as ‘look’ really mean anything? Why all this talk about Platonic forms? Didn’t Aristotle discredit the ‘forms’ or ‘looks’ about 2300 years ago? What kind of relevance does this have today? … Continue reading Where are We Going?: Images and Originals Part III